Tanzania in East Africa may be familiar to many in the West as home to popular tourist destinations like the Serengeti National Park, but it’s also a country with a poor rural population where many children cannot afford to attend school – even though Tanzania has a free public education system.
That’s a fact not lost on Johns Creek Northview High School student Saloni Sharma during a visit two years ago. What she saw inspired her to found the non-profit organization, “Project Darasani” (darasani is the Swahili word for classroom).
Recently, Ms. Sharma spoke with WABE’s Steve Goss…
A conversation with Saloni Sharma